Notebook Display Problem with DV1000

By uapak
Mar 19, 2006
  1. I recently started getting a problem with my laptop, i cant see the screen (the backlight does not work) but when i put my own light infront of the screen, i can see it, basically its own light isnt working.
    i wanted to know what the problem is if its fixable and where i could get to fix it for cheap. Anybody knw what the problem is if i m wrong nad how much it wil cost to fix it?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    There`s an idea about removing the battery here -

    If that`s no good more here -

    I have replaced a few backlights and usually it's not too tricky provided you keep track of
    where everything goes, digital camera is great for this. Often you have
    to bend a bunch of little tabs to remove the metal frame from around the
    display panel and sometimes there's a bunch of screws and some tape
    holding things together but the tube is normally not too hard to find
    along one edge of the panel.

    Have done several IBM, Dell, etc notebooks and HP NBs and desk-tops.
    In general, try replacing the tube(s) first; only if a new tube doesn't
    work should you replace the inverter. Also in general, you will need
    patience and a good loupe to identify how things are assembled. Double
    sided tape and hot melt glue (or something similar...I've heard it
    called "Panda snot") are very popular for assembling displays; there
    are rarely more than 2 or 4 screws anywhere. I've also found that any
    CCFL tube that physically fits will usually work just "exact"
    replacement is not necessary. However, if you don't find an exact
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